Getty Copper solvent extraction update



    Trading Symbol TSXV: GTC

    VANCOUVER, June 4 /CNW/ - The Company wishes to announce that it has
engaged Cytec Mining Chemicals as its exclusive vendor for the provision of
solvent extraction chemicals and associated technical support services for
optimization and confirmation of the proposed solvent extraction design in
support of the currently on-going pre feasibility engineering study by West
Coast Environmental and Engineering. The industrially proven ACORGA(R) solvent
extraction reagents offered by Cytec along with their excellence in global
copper operations will help to assure the progress and rigor of the current
engineering study and proposed application. In particular, ACORGA solvent
extraction technology and technical support was previously utilized
successfully in the first industrial hydrometallurgical copper concentrate
pressure oxidation facility in the world. The Company is proposing to utilize
analogous pressure oxidation hydrometallurgical technology in its possible
anticipated treatment of the Getty copper and molybdenum resources located in
the Highland Valley of British Columbia.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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    Dr. Corby G. Anderson, President and COO

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

    This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts, especially those that address estimated
resource quantities, grades and contained metals, are forward-looking
statements because they are generally made on the basis of estimation and
extrapolation from a limited number of drill holes and metallurgical studies.
Although diamond drill hole core provides valuable information about the size,
shape and geology of an exploration project, there will always remain a
significant degree of uncertainty in connection with these valuation factors
until a deposit has been extensively drilled on closely spaced centers which
has occurred only in specific areas on the Getty Project. Although the Company
believes the expectations expressed in its forward-looking statements are
based on reasonable assumptions, such statements should not be in any way
construed as guarantees of the ultimate size, quality or commercial
feasibility of the Getty Project or of the Company's future performance.
Subsequent results and developments may differ materially from those
postulated in the estimates and forward-looking statements. Other factors that
could cause the Company's actual results and performance to differ materially
from those in forward-looking statements include adverse market prices for
metals, the conclusions of detailed feasibility and technical analyses, lower
than expected grades and quantities of resources, mining rates and metal
recovery rates and the fact that necessary capital may not be available to the
Company on terms acceptable to it or at all. The need for compliance with
extensive environmental and socio-economic rules and practices and the
requirement for the Company to obtain government permitting can cause a delay
or even abandonment of a mineral project. The Company is subject to the
specific risks inherent in the mining business as well as general economic and
business conditions. For more information on the Company, Investors should
review the Company's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities
Commission and its home jurisdiction filings that are available at
www.sedar.com.





For further information:

For further information: Dr. Corby G. Anderson, CEng FIChemE, GETTY
COPPER INC., 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 3P1, Phone: (604)
931-3231, Fax: (604) 931-2814


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